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Pacific Rim Fans, Now You Can Own Every Onscreen Jaeger In Toy Form

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Even though it was something of a box office dud in the States, we loved Pacific Rim here at GFR. Giant mechs tussling with giant monsters — what’s not to like? But even if you were lukewarm on the film itself, the design work was stellar, and perfectly suited to expanding your toy collection. So far we’ve seen some awesome Pacific Rim toys, but if you’re a fan who’s been stocking a toy shelf with NECA’s amazing toy recreations of the film’s Jaegers, crack open that wallet because more are on the way in the new year. Check out NECA’s new visual guide to their Pacific Rim toy line below. You can click the image for a larger version.

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Star Wars Action Figures Give You A Ridiculously Detailed Han And Chewie

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HanChewieAs a child of the ’80s, my Star Wars action figures were some of my most cherished possessions growing up. They fought countless battles against the ranks of G.I. Joe and the Masters of the Universe, and they spent their down time chilling in a swanky case shaped like Darth Vader’s head. Sure, I could have sold the things for a bunch of money if I’d somehow had the foresight to leave them mint-in-the-box, but I cherish all those fond memories of childhood imagination. That being said, if my old Star Wars figures were as high quality as Hot Toys’ just-revealed Han and Chewie figures, I probably would have reconsidered all those times I pretended the garbage disposal was the Great Pit of Carkoon.

Hot Toys doesn’t make toys for kids, or at least not for kids who don’t have wealthy parents or full-time jobs. Their catalog includes gorgeous recreations of characters from flicks like Back to the Future, Predator, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy…the list goes on. The Han and Chewie figures don’t disappoint, maintaining the same ridiculous level of detail as their other toys. Look at the scar on Han’s chin. Look at the wrinkles on his knuckles, for crying out loud!

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The Last Starfighter Nearly Got A Toy Line, Six-Year-Old Me Weeps Bitter Tears

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last1It may not have been quite as pivotal as Star Trek and Star Wars, but The Last Starfighter was still one of the defining movies of my childhood. I was old enough when I saw it to be completely enthralled by the idea of being plucked out of my ordinary life and tasked with saving the galaxy, and still young enough that parts of it creeped the hell out of me. (I had nightmares about that shot of Alex’s Beta Unit pulling the sheet down to expose its pulsing, gape-eyed embryonic form.) But the one thing my Last Starfighter fixation needed to truly reach the next level was some toys. Sure, I reenacted the movie with my Star Wars guys every now and then, but it lacked that official stamp of approval. So these shots of prototype Last Starfighter action figures are a kick right square in the nostalgia for me.

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Twilight Zone Comic-Con Exclusive Action Figures Are Submitted For Your Approval

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TZToysThere are a lot of reasons to go to San Diego Comic-Con. Getting to see footage from all the hottest upcoming movies and TV shows. Maybe getting to meet some of your favorite celebrities and stage the perfect Instagram shot. The sheer spectacle of the massive Hall H presentations. But for collectors of various stripes, there’s one other irresistible bait: exclusives. If you fall into that category, or you’re just a fan of Rod Serling’s classic The Twilight Zone, these exclusive action figures from Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth may well have you salivating.

If you’re a regular GFR reader and these look familiar, it’s because we originally reported on these figures back in March — one version of them, anyway. That incarnation of them has them rendered in stark black and white, just as they originally appeared in Serling’s creepy creation. You can still pre-order those, and they’re due for release in August. These colorized versions will be available exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth on the Comic-Con floor (booth #2343). Aside from the whole “exclusive” bragging rights, they’ll also let you reveal to all your friends that, whaddya know, that gremlin on the wing was green all along! Which doesn’t make it any less goofy looking, but there you are.

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Twilight Zone Retro Action Figures Are Submitted For Your Approval

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Zone1Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone has been through several incarnations over the years, some good (the ’80s revival that featured writers such as Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski, Harlan Ellison, Farscape’s Rockne S. O’Bannon, and Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin) and some not so good (UPN’s 2002 version). There are new versions in development as we speak, one for television (from Bryan Singer) and one a movie, and there’s even a comic series (penned by none other than the aforementioned JMS). But regardless of how any of those turn out, this summer you’ll be able to take home the Zone in action-figure form.

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The Walking Dead Reveals Its Awesome Toy Line For 2014

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walking dead rick grimes statueMan, did you guys see last week’s episode of The Walking Dead? When Rick went absolutely nuts and decapitated everyone before forming an acoustic rock band with stacks of heads as his backing musicians? Okay, so maybe I’m lying about that, but I’m definitely not kidding about all the awesome Walking Dead toys that were revealed at this past weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City. If you’re into playing with things, looking at things, or watching DVDs, this collection from McFarlane Toys and others is sure to knock your gore-covered socks off.

Above you’ll see the limited-edition statue of Rick Grimes (the comic version) putting three walkers out of their misery, or at least out of Rick’s misery. This is the unpainted and unfinished version, but it still looks extremely badass as is. The base will rotate in a full circle when it’s completed, and they’ll be producing less than 1,000 of these bad boys for a release at some point near the end of this year.